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Articles in Scholarly Journals


'Casts, Imprints and the Deathliness of Things: Artefacts at the Edge', Art Bulletin, June 2014, pp. 170-195

'Material Manoeuvres: Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough and the Power of Artefacts', Art History, 32:3 June 2009, 485-515

'Liaisons Dangereuses: Buttons, button holes and the materials of masculinity in eighteenth-century England',Russian Fashion Theory - Russian version, June 2010

'Liaisons Dangereuses: Buttons, button holes and the materials of masculinity in eighteenth-century England', Russian Fashion Theory - English language version

The Lives of Kitty Fisher', British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 27:1, Spring 2004, pp. 78-97

'"Surrounded with Brilliants": Miniature Portraits in Eighteenth-Century England', Art Bulletin, LXXXIII, no. 1, March 2001, pp. 48-71

'Valuing the Visual and Visualising the Valuable: Jewellery and its Ambiguities', Cultural Values, 3:1, January 1999, (1362-5179), pp. 1-27

'Funerary and Sexual Topographies: the Death and Commemoration of Diana Princess of Wales', F. Mort and L. Nead, eds., 'Sexual Geographies'. special edn. of New Formations, Spring 1999:37,  (0950-2376/085315-8967) pp. 114-129

'Intriguing Jewellery: Royal  Bodies and Luxurious Consumption', Textual Practice,  11 (3), winter 1997 (0950-236x)  , pp. 494-516

'Quakerism and Material Culture', Art History, September 1997, pp. 397-431

'Shakespeare, Portraiture and National Identity' in Shakespeare Jahrbuch, 1997, Band 133 pp. 29-53

'Pricing or Prizing Potential in the 1990s', Art Bulletin , March 1997, pp. 17-20

'Graces, Bacchantes and "Plain Folks": Order and Excess in Reynolds's Female Portraits, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 17:1, Spring 1994,pp.1-26

'"A Latter-Day Siegfried": Ian Botham at the National Portrait Gallery in 1986'. New Formations, winter. 1993, pp. 131-145

'Imaging Nationalism in the Cold War: the Foundation of the American National Portrait Gallery', Journal of American Studies, 26, 1992, pp.  358-375

'Turner: Language and Letter', Art History, Dec. 1987, pp. 467-474

'Interior Portraits: Women, Physiology and the Male Artist', Feminist Review, Spring 1986, pp. 5-22

'"Vous êtes roi dans votre domaine": Bonington as a painter of Troubadour Subjects', The Burlington Magazine, Jan. 1986, 8 pages

'From Blind Man's Buff to Le Colin Maillard': Wilkie and his French Audience', Oxford Art Journal, viii,1,1984, pp. 15-25

'Portrait Painting as a Business Enterprise in London in the 1780s', Art History, June 1984, pp. 187-205

'Artemesia Gentileschi's The Murder of Holofernes', American Imago, 38, 4, winter 1981, pp. 242-367

'Voisins et Alliés: the French and the British at the Exposition Universelle of 1855', Journal of European Studies, XI, 1981, pp. 233-261

'The Benefits of Patronage: A Study of William Mulready and Two of his Patrons', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Sept. 1980, pp. 75-84

'William Mulready and the Art of Pictorial Narrative', The Burlington Magazine, April 1980, 10 pages

'Gainsborough and the Landscape of Retirement', Art History, Dec. 1979, pp.441-455

'Painters and Puglism in Early Nineteenth-century England', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XCII, Oct. 1978, pp.132-140

'The Representation of Time in Painting: A Study of William Dyce's Pegwell Bay', Art History, I, March 1978, pp. 99-103

'William Mulready's The Widow: A Subject "Unfit for Representation"', The Burlington Magazine, CXIX, May 1977, 8 pages

'William Dyce as a Painter of Biblical Subjects', The Art Bulletin, June 1976, pp.260-268

'W.E. Gladstone as an Art Patron and Collector', Victorian Studies, XIX, 1, Sept. 1975, pp. 73-98

'Keats, William Hilton and Joseph Severn: Notes on a Dispute', Notes and Queries, Feb. 1973, pp. 49-54

'The Italian Tour of William Hilton RA in 1825, Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 1972, pp. 339-358

Articles in Other Journals and Exhibition Catalogues

'Heads You Win: Frank Auerbach and the Question of Portraiture', Women's Art Magazine, Jan/Feb 1993, pp. 14-17

'William Mulready's Drawings', Watercolours and Drawings, Autumn 1986,

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'What is History of Art ?', History Today, Nov 1985, pp.45-47